Full Moon

This has been the most challenging week of our lives. The mental challenge of working in the heat combined with the physical challenge of working in the heat tested every bit of our mind and body. I am sitting by a campfire as I write this, in the middle of the jungle, admiring March’s full […]

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Spirit of the Elephant

Day five at the sanctuary and we sadly woke up lacking motivation.  We are tired.  We are not accustomed to the manual labor and harsh heat.  You can imagine how we are lacking some inspiration when our morning routine usually includes shoveling massive amounts of smelly poo .  Today’s session was especially festive when I got […]

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Cambodia

Landing in Phnom Penh was a bit hectic with the traffic here being much crazier than Chiang Mai.  There doesn’t seem to be any laws and there are loads of motorbikes.  It’s a true free for all.  For some reason we didn’t believe it when people said you’d meet friends that you just click with […]

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Cheers to Two Years! 

Of the many lessons learned on the road, the one we’ve embraced the most is the free spirit lifestyle that comes from living in our van. Meeting different people and taking unexpected routes has led us to some amazing and unplanned adventures.  We started the new year home in NJ with friends and family. Shortly […]

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Sacramento Love

The Gypsy Givers love spending time in Sacramento.  It had been almost a year since we were both here together.  Sacramento has become a routine stop when we travel in the area now.  We wanted to volunteer and our friend Patricia who lives in Nicolas suggested the SPCA, an animal shelter she donates to.  We […]

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